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Eddy Mills v. Goodwill and Gallagher Bassett Services

Eddy Mills v. Goodwill and Gallagher Bassett Services was a Miami workers’ compensation case concerning the claimant’s Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) payments. The employer arose two main defenses, among others, against the claimant. In the first defense, the employer accused the claimant of misconduct. The claimant had used his own money to pay for a …

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Jose Ramon Nunez v. RC Home Showcase

Jose Ramon Nunez v. RC Home Showcase was a Miami workers’ compensation case regarding temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits and the date of maximum medical improvement (MMI). An expert medical examiner (EMA) was appointed to determine the disputed MMI of the claimant. The claimant’s Daubert objection was overruled, but the EMA’s opinion regarding the major …

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Edwin Bates v. Department of Corrections

The Lakeland workers’ compensation case of Edwin Bates v. Department of Corrections concerned a claimant’s heart attack. Medical care and temporary total disability (TTD) benefits were granted, and the claimant underwent treatment before being placed at maximum medical improvement (MMI). The claimant attempted to claim compensation for a psychiatric condition resulting from the accident but …

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Elvis Rodriguez Reyes v. JR Work Forming LLC and Florida Citrus

In the Miami workers compensation case of Elvis Rodriguez Reyes v. JR Work Forming LLC and Florida Citrus concerned three issues; the provision of average weekly wage (AWW), temporary indemnity benefits, and compensation. After the claimant’s workplace accident, the E/C determined his AWW to be nothing. They claimed that since the claimant had yet to …

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Le’tavia Jones v. State of Florida Department of Corrections

In the workers compensation case of Le’tavia Jones v. State of Florida Department of Corrections, the claimant had an industrial accident and reached physical MMI within two weeks. She filed for temporary disability benefits since she had not yet reached psychological MMI. The JCC denied this claim, since indemnity benefits for psychological problems are limited …

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Belkis Batista v. Publix Super Markets

Belkis Batista v. Publix Super Markets, a Fort Myers workers compensation case, concerned the authorization of arthroscopic surgery. The claimant fell and injured herself, reporting the accident to her supervisors, but not obtaining any medical treatment. Five months later, the claimant went in for a doctor’s appointment, which then led to surgery and pain management …

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Andrew Johnson v. Brevard County Board of Commissioners

Andrew Johnson v. Brevard County Board of Commissioners was an appeal of a Florida Workers Compensation case concerning the use of fat burner supplements. The claimant consumed Performix and Cellucor C4, causing him to suffer from a heart attack. The E/C’s IME testified that the heart attack was caused by the two supplements, which can …

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